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>>> on the broadcast tonight, closing in on gadhafi. there's talk of u.s. military options against him. and now for hordes of people, now's the time to get out of there. >>> a collision course in wisconsin with time running out. tonight, is there a deal to end the standoff? >>> america at the crossroads. all week long our reports here on america's changing economy. tonight, are we keeping up in the search for the next big thing? >>> and the winner is -- the good, the bad and the ugly at this year's oscars. and the amazing story behind the man behind the best picture. and the amazing story behind the man behind the best picture. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. the situation in libya is now a lot more serious where the u.s. is concerned. u.s. navy ships are being readied for a number of possible options here including possibly enforcing a no-fly zone. moammar gadhafi spoke again today on two television networks an interview the u.s. immediately called delusional. all this time the forces against him are closing in. we begin t
of an air assault on libya. really the third front the u.s. is fighting on these days. it was launched by president obama to protect civilians, he said, because gadhafi's forces were bearing down on the rebels' headquarter city of benghazi. but all those cruise missiles and bombs still haven't stopped the ground fighting. the rebels were under heavy fire today about 100 miles to the south of benghazi. and as you're about to see, our own chief foreign correspondent, richard engel, was with them and got about as close as you'd ever want to. richard is back safely in benghazi tonight and is with us from there tonight. richard, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. the rebels have the will, they have the numbers, but they don't have the equipment or the discipline to take on gadhafi's forces where they're dug in, as we saw for ourselves firsthand today. the road outside benghazi today is a graveyard of gadhafi's armored vehicles, destroyed by western air strikes. after an hour and a half driving south flanked by desert, we reached the rebels' front line. there are no trenches or
with you in the opening make us proud. >> which is nicer than what you were going to say. >> always fun to have you here. coming up, the unemployment rate has fallen. those are words we haven't heard in a long time. businesses are starting to hire and consumer confidence is on the rise. this good news comes as gas prices soar this week amid the ongoing crisis in the middle east and that's putting a lot of pressure on america's pocketbooks. what could it mean? we'll break it down. >>> and a daring rescue as a firefighter came to the rescue of two painters whose scaffolding snapped high above the ground leaving them dangling on the side of a building. the amazing rescue story coming up. >> we were showing that live on local television. it was amazing to watch them pull it off. they practice this kind of stuff but it's still a maze to go watch. >>> and then the difference between store brands and generic. how do they stack up when it comes to taste some we'll show you what happened when one mom pulled a fast one on her husband and five children. did they miss their favorite brands. i'm tol
the disaster. they will join us morning to tell us what's being done to find her. >> also coming up, the murder case against casey anthony, the florida mop accused of kaling her daughter, caylee. with her trial just weeks away, a judge has made a very important ruling on stapts she made to the police, statements the defense doesn't want a jury to hear. we'll tell you a lot more about that still ahead. but we want to begin with libya. gadhafi stepping up his rhetoric saying the demands for a cease-fire are invalid. jim maceda is live in tripoli for us. >> reporter: first let's go to benghazi and reports from both rebel fighters and residents there that gadhafi forces now are on the outskirts of benghazi and they are fighting on the outskirts. they moved from about 40 or 50 miles outside of town to about 12 miles last night. this morning they were just three miles out beyond the center of town with tanks firing towards the center. also mortar rounds were being fired. the rebels are under attack. no other way to describe it. these forces are coming from the so you were approach and this, of course
measures. with u.s. support, the u.n. security council authorized a no-fly zone over libya and the use of military actions against moammar gadhafi's forces. air strikes could begin as soon as today. >>> live from london, meredith vieira gets a special tour of westminster abbey from the man who will officiate at the royal wedding as the countdown to the big event hits 42 days today, friday, march 18, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television " on a friday morning. >>> good morning. welcome to a special edition of "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer in new york. meredith is in london. buckingham palace. good morning to you. >> hey, matt. good morning to you as well. we'll get the latest on the royal wedding and my tour of westminster abbey in a bit. there are new developments on the crisis in japan, matt. >> there certainly are. japanese officials who have been criticized for downplaying the severity of the nuclear crisis raised their rating of the situation to a 5 on the scale of 1 to 7. that means they expected wider consequences beyond the local area surrounding that
>>> good evening and thanks for joining us. i'm raj mathai. >> and i'm jessica aguirre. want to get you right to this new round of wicked weather moving into the bay area. marianne favro joins us live with more fear that rain there trigger mud slideses in areas already ravaged by the storm. >> but first, jeff ranieri tracking this next big storm. it's one after the other. >> while the latest round didn't bring a whole lot in the way of rainfall, we did see winds gusting up to 40 miles per hour. and it's all of this rain, one storm ststems that's reallyor te helpin to keep this ground saturated. redwood city topping out with over an inch in the past 46 hours. two storms in two days. the first one arriving this morning and the second one is offshore. however, i want to bring your attention to this isolated rain we're still finding ourselves with. it's this break in between storms. heavier pockets of rainfall across the peninsula throughout south san francisco. also into san bruno. but the next storm is stronger than what we had this morning. and we're talking about some powerful winds
with us right now you are east of felton near the santa cruz mountain community of mount herman and we hear another road is blocked off from yet another landslide? >> reporter: you're right, jeff. the slide happened at 11:00 this morning. in fact, we were driving on this road when we actually saw the rocks coming down and we also saw some sparks from the powerlines. i want to show you what's going on right now if you come down here, you can see that there is a man in a bucket truck up there. what he is doing is using a chainsaw to actually cut away the trees away from the power lines. looking down at the road, you can see how much this dirt has completely covered the roadway. no one can get through right now. it also brought down a very large tree. and this slide is impacting more than 400 people. >> the tree went over the line. >> reporter: drivers were directed to take a detour because of this danger, a rock slide crashed down on conference road in mount herman, blocking it. in a domino effect, the slide knocked down this tree which then took out powerlines. now these nearby homes ar
to the fullest with great passion and humor and love. though her loss is devastating to those of us who held her so close and so dear, we will always be inspired by her endearing contribution to our world. her remarkable body of work in film and ongoing successes of businesswoman and her brave and relentless advocacy in the fight of hiv and aids has always made it an incredibly proud of what she has accomplished. taylor was one of the last onscreen goddesses nominated multiple times for best actress in the academy awards oscar finally came for her performance in "butterfield aaden" in the '60s. she won second time for "who's afraid of virginia woolf." her private life was every bit as dramatic as her onscreen roles. married eight times. actor richard burton became her husband twice. later in life, elizabeth -- her act career, when she published a book and focused her attention on the world's aids epidemic. . in recent years as you mentioned she struggled with her health and hospitalized the last six weeks. again, her family, her four children, ten grandchildren were by her side when she passed e
's boat to come get us. >> reporter: outside columbus, ohio, 60 weather-related wrecks reported in less than three hours on sunday, blamed on icy roads. in buffalo, sunday snowfall pushed the season total past 100 inches. people just want winter to end. >> i'm ready for spring to get here, baseball to start. >> reporter: the worst was in rayne, louisiana. 50 miles west of baton rouge. this security camera shows the tornado that touched down saturday with 135 miles per hour winds leaving shattered glass, broken trees, and mud-soaked debris in parts of town. one young mother was killed. authorities say she died sheltering her 1-year-old daughter as fierce winds brought down a tree on their house. 12 other people were hurt with 1,500 people forced from their homes by the twister. >> it was total chaos to be honest with you. >> reporter: it's going to be chaotic for the morning rush hour in syracuse. it is still snowing. syracuse is now closing in on their fourth snowiest season on record. 170 inches so far, and counting. if you do the math that's over 14 feet of snow. matt, i don't know if
for quite a while. logic and nancy tasker are getting prepared for the long haul. >> we're not used to a slide of this magnitude, but we always have plenty of food. so our cupboards are stocked and i made a pie today so the house is warm and smells good. >> reporter: more than 25 homes are trapped on the north side of the slide. one of their main concerns, keeping the power up. >> right now power is restored, so the well is full. if the power goes down, we're at jeopardy of losing our water. >> we're concerned about the safety. >> reporter: also in jeopardy are 13 alpacas. they live right in the path of the rockside. the owners are trying to get them out of harm's way. >> we fed them he rememberier, and another piece. slide came down. they were really nervous. >> reporter: there's another community meeting tomorrow at 4:00. we understand a jio engineer will be out here to evaluate this slide. we're live in scotts valley tonight, "nbc bay area news"." >>> with the ground already saturated and more rain coming our way the potential for another rock slide happening somewhere else in th
seat. a company memo revealed they discouraged the use of automatic shutoff valves. that in spite of federal recommendations to do so. one official testified if the valves were in place, gas flow could have been cut within 20 minutes instead of the 90 minutes it took. lives could have been saved and damage reduced. >> no testimony or public apologies can make up for the horror that sun bruno survivors endured, losing their homes and memories and peace of mind and so many friends. >> every day they try to move forward but remain haunted by the past. garvin thomas has a story of the family caught in the middle in more ways than one. >> reporter: the debris has been carted away, the lots have been leveled. there's even a little life to be seen up here. still, there is no better way to describe what you see along claremont drive as a scar. >> how can you not cringe when you look at this? >> reporter: no one with a better or perhaps worst view of it it all that bill. >> you really see more than just a vacant lot. you see the lives that have been affected by this. you look at it and see
to that oil price. savannah guthrie, thanks for starting us off. >>> in the state of new jersey this morning the price of gas went up 17 cents and it's happening of course from east to west across the country. multiply that by what it takes to fill up, say, the average suv. do that a few times every week while commuting to work and home again and that's real money. we know why it's happening, but we just don't know when and where these gas increases will stop. it will make everything more expensive. nbc's miguel almaguer is in west covina, california, tonight with this story. miguel, let's start with those gas prices over your shoulder. >> reporter: yeah, brian, good evening. sticker shock for so many californians. while us out west are used to higher gas prices, what's happening here is trickling down well beyond the pump. this los angeles suburb pumping out some of the highest gas prices in the nation. in west covina, you pay a premium for premium. $4.99. >> it's frustrating. >> reporter: in this bedroom community, we found the price of gas affects an entire city's economy. >> daniel, you'
then, i negotiate directly with designers... so you get the savings. t.j.maxx. let us make a maxxinista out of you. >>> good morning. breaking news. a possible leak detected in one of the reactors at that damaged nuclear plant in japan after water inside tested 10,000 times more radioactive than normal. and this morning officials are expanding the voluntary evacuation zone. we'll have the latest in a live report. >>> wake-up call. the f.a.a. suspends a veteran tower controller after he fell asleep during his overnight shift at reagan national airport. it could lead to major safety changes nationwide. >>> final wish. elizabeth taylor laid to rest during an emotional private service and at her request she arrived fashionably late. one last grand entrance for a hollywood legend today, friday sh mar, hollywood legend today, friday sh mar, march 25, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm mcalistatt lauer. >> i'm ann curry. just a short time ago japan's prime minister delivered an address to his nation
. lester will tell us about it in a few minutes. first he has the latest on the ongoing nuclear crisis. good morning, lester. >> reporter: good morning. you have to hand it to the 50 workers there trying their best, but at every turn, a cascading event events throws more obstacles their way. right now this all seems to threaten to overwhelm them. it is a scene playing out on japanese television. trouble at the troubled fukushima daiichi power plant. more information kept coming. the news only getting more confusing. >> translator: we have urged them to evacuate. >> reporter: earlier today it was announced operations at the plant had been suspended. all personnel on site forced to withdraw because of concern about what were thought to be dangerously high radiation levels at the plant. but later, workers were allowed back in. the situation at the power plant is growing more dire each day. satellite imagery from satellites reveals the damage from three explosions in the last four days. it is what you can't see that's troubling. radiation is entering the air. a crack in the containment dom
>>> good morning. breaking news, a u.s. f-15 fighter jet has crashed in libya. we are told they are safe. we're live with the latest. >>> significant step, the power lines have been connected to all six reactors at japan's nuclear plant. a major mile stone as crews race to try to stop the smoke, steam and radiation that is still escaping. >>> and sorry, charlie. just two weeks after giving him the boot, cbs is reportedly in talks to bring charlie sheen back to "two and a half men." but after everything each side has said, can anyone really say they're winning today tuesday, march 22nd, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning. it's 7:00 on the west coast. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm ann curry in for meredith. the fighter jet crashed overnight west of benghazi. >> we're being told the cause was likely mechanical. we'll get right to the story. jim miklaszewski has the story. jim, what can you tell us? >> reporter: good morning. those airmen were flying east of benghazi when their f-15 fighter jet experienced mech
to get the latest in a live report. al will give us the forecast in a couple of minutes. >>> in the meantime, we'll get our first look inside the nuclear power plant in japan. you can see the dangerous and dark conditions those heroic workers are battling as they try to restore power to the reactors. and overnight two of those workers had to be rushed to the hospital after being exposed to radioactive elements. we're going to get details in a live report coming up this morning. >> here's the question that i think will be of interest to a lot of parents out there. how far should a school go to protect one student with a severe peanut allergy? parents are in an uproar over the strict new rules put in place in an elementary school in florida. they claim what's being done there to keep one child safe is hurting other kids' education. we're going to hear from both sides in that story. >>> but we begin this morning with severe weather on both coasts. the weather channel is in greensburg, pennsylvania. allison, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. as is so ofte
woman who did it will share her story. >> it's an exciting morning for us launching our new website today.com. to mark the event we are doing something we have never done before. >> starting in the next half hour, while we are on the air kathie lee and hoda will be live online hosting the today.com show showing you what goes on behind the scenes during "today." they are upstairs in hair and makeup or as they call it, the sober valley spa. we are going to be checking in with them. they will take us inside the control room. we'll check in on guests in the green room as well. for the first time this morning, history-making. meredith is going to be tweeting. >> between now and then i have to figure out what that is. >> is this a long-term plan or a one day and out? >> this is a one day, maybe long term. >> okay. good. thanks for that. let us begin on this tuesday morning with soaring gas prices. according to aaa, the national average is $3.52, up 40 cents in a month. in california, where prices are highest in the country, the average is a staggering $3.96. that coming from san francisco
a responsibility to act. president obama defends his decision to involve the u.s. military in libya but he vowed our troops will not be used to overthrow moammar gadhafi by force. >> to be blunt, we went down that road in iraq. >> did the president say enough to quiet the critics? prince harry arrived in the arctic to join a punishing tradition to the north pole. we are with him, live. >>> and a snowboarder crashes and becomes trapped upside down in six feet of snow. his helmet camera captured it all, including a desperate call to his wife. >> i'm stuck in a tree wall. give them my phone number. i'm going to die if they don't find me. >> luckily she did and he was finally ruined. we'll share his story today, tuesday, march 29th, 2011. >>> welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. i'm meredith vieira. >> i'm matt lauer. president obama vowed america's role would be limited in libya. last night he told the nation that we have fulfilled that pledge. we have done what we said we would do. those were his words speaking from the national defense university the president said nato would
in less than three months, he's here to tell us why he's convinced he's sober for good today, wednesday, march 9, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm meredith vieira. take a look at little falls, new jersey, where homeowners are dealing with some of the worst flooding there in years. >> the flooding is the result of the storm we told you about hear monday morning. it hit sunday night into monday causing creeks and rivers to overflow their banks. as we mentioned the storm headed to the northeast today is expected to create even more problems in this area. the latest in a live report and al's forecast in just a bit. >> also a warning if you use a wireless internet router. imagine sitting home when a dozen fbi agents storm in and accuse you of trafficking in child pornography. it happened to one stunned man in florida because someone else was stealing his signal. he will share his story and we'll tell you how to keep your computer safe. >>> and charlie sheen blasts his bosses in another onli
say the gunman who killed two u.s. airmen and injured two others at the frankfurt airport appears to have motivated by islamic extremism. we're live with the latest. >>> it was horrible. mickey rooney testifies on capitol hill about the abuse he suffered for years, allegedly at the hands of his own family, and he speaks exclusively to nbc news. >> and he even sold my oscar. >> this morning, his emotional story in his own words. >>> and back with their mom. charlie sheen's twin boys now in the custody of their mother, brooke mueller, as new details emerge about what she told a judge to have those kids removed from the actor's home today, thursday, march 3rd, 2011. >>> and welcome to "today" on this thursday morning. i'm meredith vieira. >> and i'm matt lauer. that story out of frankfurt, germany, was terrible. the first deadly attack on u.s. serviceman in more than 20 years. >> the airmen were boarding a military bus outside of a terminal at the frankfort airport when a man began opening with them and then opened fire. two servicemen were killed. this morning german prosecutors are
dahlgren has the latest for us from tokyo. >> reporter: days after the quake now and japan is a nation still grappling with the sheer size and scope of the destruction. amateur video shows the massive wall of water, as it erased virtually everything in its path. doors here now show the unmistakable stains of the water's reach. but the marks left behind on survivors are just as telling. >> translator: i grabbed something tightly, holding my daughter's hand, but i lost my grip when i was swept away in the debris and the water. >> reporter: along the coast, fires still rage out of control. in this area alone, as many as 10,000 are unaccounted for. >> translator: i still have people who i haven't been able to contact and there have been reports of a nuclear leak. i'm really concerned about their safety. >> reporter: and safety fears for those who survived are now also focused on the area's nuclear reactors, after another suspected partial meltdown. engineers pumped sea water into the reactors as those who lived nearby were tested for radiation, waiting to see if it was time for more to fle
. there is an indication that they may not be able to control the reactor in the long term. right now, they are using stop-gap measures, desperate measures to keep what's left of the core that hasn't melted from melting. but i think the authorities have no confidence and they are not expecting to keep it up for the weeks or months that may be necessary to prevent a further core melt. >> we're also hearing about an hour ago a japanese nuclear safety official said the water inside the waste fuel storage pool for a damaged reactor at this same plant may be boolg. what is the significant of that? are we facing the potential of yet another explosion? >> well, earlier today there was an explosion at the spent fuel pool of the number 4 reactor. this is a reactor that had been shut down, but all the fuel from the core was put in the spent fuel pool, so it was relatively hot. that experienced a hydrogen explosion indicating there was fuel damage. certainly if there is boiling water in a pool that means the water level covering the spent fuel could decrease and we could be faced with yet another episode of fuel deg
there to back off and for the u.s. not to be in charge of this. within days, he says, but the problem is the french don't want to take over, nato can't agree on whether or who will take over. that has become a challenge. secretary of state clinton said that moammar gadhafi can end this pretty quickly stepping down. it's he and his team who have decisions to make to wrap up and end those air strikes. finally, what does the american public think about this? a reuters poll finds 60% support our involvement in libya, eight out of ten say we should do more to remove gadhafi from power. lynn? >> tracie potts in washington, thanks so much. >>> after months of relative quiet, tensions are mounting in the mideast. no reported injuries after israeli aircraft struck suspected targets in the gaza strip. the assault comes after rocket and mortar fire directed at israel and a bomb ripped through a bus stop in jerusalem. one woman was killed, the first fatal attack in the city in several years. >>> we are getting the first look inside the crippled fukushima nuclear plant in japan where workers are d
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